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Shaking hands with the devil: Samantha Power on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

Political scientist Samantha Power tells the story of a complicated hero, Sergio Vieira de Mello. This UN diplomat walked a thin moral line, negotiating with the world’s worst dictators to help their people survive crisis. It’s a compelling story told with a fiery passion. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 23:08.)

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